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The DIY Guide to Winterizing Your Boat

If your boat is kept in a cold winter weather area without heated storage, you will want to winterize before the first freeze sets in. You can pay someone else to winterize it for you, or save money by doing it yourself in a few simple steps. Steps for Winterizing an Inboard/Outboard Drive Boat Gather Your Tools and Supplies A factory service manual could be...

What is a Medicare Supplement Plan?

If you’re approaching your 65th birthday and starting to research options for Medicare, navigating through all of your new health care choices can be overwhelming. In addition to enrolling in a Medicare plan to meet your anticipated needs, you’ll also have to decide if a Medicare Supplement plan is right for you. At Erie Insurance, we’re here to help. Here are some things you should know when considering...

Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage: What’s the Difference?

Applying for Medicare once you reach retirement age sounds simple enough. But just because you’re covered under the federal health insurance program doesn’t mean you won’t be faced with out-of-pocket costs. With Original Medicare (Parts A and B), you’ll receive coverage for health-related expenses like hospital care, doctor visits, medical procedures and equipment. Like a traditional health insurance policy, Medicare pays its share of the...

Is a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Worth It?

When you sign up for Medicare Parts A and B, you also have the option to apply for a Medicare Supplement insurance plan. A Medicare Supplement plan, sometimes called “Medigap,” is a private insurance policy that can help pay for some of the health care costs that Medicare doesn’t cover. But is this coverage really necessary? And more importantly — is it worth it? WHY CHOOSE...

The Ins and Outs of Business Contents Insurance

Your business contents are items belonging to your business that are not permanently attached to the building. They may include small items, such as laptops and mobile phones, or furniture, office equipment, raw materials, or large machinery. No matter the size or nature of your enterprise, the loss of some or all of these essential items could significantly disrupt your operations.  Business contents insurance is...